“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.”
~Professor Stephen Hawking
The intent of our computing curriculum is to equip our children with the skills and creativity to understand and change the world which is being transformed by technology.
Our computing curriculum follows the Purple Mash scheme of work and offers opportunities for children to:
- Understand the basic principles and concepts of computer science
- Practise creating and writing computer programs, solving problems as they arise
- Evaluate and apply information technology to solve problems
- Be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information technology including using word processing, presentation and spread-sheet tools.
The key to this is the children being able to use apply these skills to any parts of their learning.
An integral part of our computing curriculum is online safety. This is taught throughout the year, but enhanced by everyone taking part in Safer Internet Day in February of each year.
Computing is taught in discrete lessons for 1 hour per week using the Purple Mash scheme of work.
The children have access to laptops, a computer suite and Learn Pad tablets throughout the week. Often skills taught in computing lessons are embedded through other areas of the curriculum.